Nadine was enjoying her cheeseburger as well, and she appreciated Maverick's request for extra napkins. It was messy. She put it down and munched a chip thoughtfully. "Yep," she said. "I guess I grew up around them, in a way. Though he mostly cared for young and injured ones, so it wasn't as though I was wrangling full-grown dragons as a child." Still, she had caught on quickly working with her uncle and had learned to love the creatures. She felt suddenly quite rude, and realized she should be asking him about himself as well. "So how did you get into, er, explosives?"
Maverick was perfectly content to have Nadine go on and on about dragons and her childhood. He was using the time wisely by stuffing his face with cheeseburger, interrupted by the occasional chip grab. When she turned the tables on him, his mouth was full of about five chips and he had to quickly work his jaw to get them down his throat so as not to leave a long and awkward silence. And the moment he swallowed, he laughed.
"I have an...aptitude for destruction, as my mum would say," he shrugged. There really was no definitive moment in his life when Maverick understood his inclination to set fires and see things go boom. "I just think it's a laugh, really. And what's life if you're not having fun?"
Nadine chuckled. She was sure his mum hadn't found it funny, but the thought of a child who liked blowing things up was amusing to her. "I suppose that's true," she agreed. She found working with dragons very fun, but not so much working at the Ministry. Nadine looked at her watch. It was getting quite late, and she had so much paperwork to do. She sighed. "I hate to eat and run," she said, "But if I don't get back to the office soon I'm afraid I'll find my desk buried in paperwork."
"No worries," he waved her off easily. "I hope you're feeling a bit more cheerful." Maverick couldn't help the charming grin he gave her. He wasn't trying to flirt, honestly, but he had a very charming way about him at all times.
Nadine smiled at him. "The food did help," she said. "Thanks again." She finished the last of her tea, then stood. "I'll see you around," she said. She wasn't sure she would, really, but if she did at least she liked him a little better now. She waved as she walked off, looking around for a spot where she might be able to apparate inconspicuously.
Teegan: For anyone not on the discord, the group thread has been started in the "Other Locations" board
May 23, 2018 2:17:56 GMT -5
Teegan: A year, a month, and three days since the last shout. Still love you all! Hope we could someday find some free time in our crazy lives to get back here. Love this place!
Jun 26, 2019 19:45:26 GMT -5